Greetings from the Office of Housing and Residential Life at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith! This is my final "newsletter" for this academic year. If you would like to continue to receive housing updates direct to your inbox next academic year, please let me know. While summer in Housing is a bit quieter, it is no less busy. Besides getting ready for the fall semester, Sebastian Commons will have ~60 students staying there as they take summer courses. The Housing Office will remain open Monday – Friday, between 8am – 5pm. Our full-time professional staff members will continue to be in their offices, and we will always have a Resident Assistant On Call.
It's hard to believe that finals are starting on May 2! Both facilities close for the spring semester on Sunday, May 10th. All residents received May Move-out information from their Resident Director on April 22 - tell you student to check their email! They will receive another email with this information as well as a checklist right before finals. For a summary of the information in that email, please go here: https://campuslife.uafs.edu/housing/current-resident-announcements
A Note about Covid-19: Since the university went to online classes after spring break, I've received numerous inquiries about refunds. When we received directives from the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees on April 8, it was that refunds could be granted for students for the universities who have closed their housing. UAFS Housing has not closed and therefore there are currently no refunds.
Have a great summer, and thank you for a great year with your student!
Beth Eppinger, Director of Housing and Residential Life